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The 42nd Parallel

John Dos Passos

With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners," Dos Passos was taking on the world. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library and by some of the finest writers working today, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life. The trilogy opens with The 42nd Parallel, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances.

With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners," Dos Passos was taking on the world. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library and by some of the finest writers working today, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life. The trilogy opens with The 42nd Parallel, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances.
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With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners," Dos Passos was taking on the world. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library and by some of the finest writers working today, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life. The trilogy opens with The 42nd Parallel, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

13h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

27:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

58:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

52:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:11:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

49:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:35:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:25